Are you, or is someone you care about, worried about how mental health or addiction issues might affect family members? There are programs and resources available that were created specifically to address the unique concerns of family in such situations.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Dealing with mental illness is difficult for the person diagnosed with a disorder, but it can also be tough for those around them. While it’s absolutely important for the individual to be focused on their recovery, we often don’t think about the impact it can also have on family members and friends. CAMH offers advice on how to handle this.
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Family caregivers of adults with mental illnesses play an important role in their relatives’ recovery. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has listed 41 recommendations to improve the capacity of caregivers to provide the best possible care to adults with mental illness, while also looking after their own wellbeing. Read them all here.
Psychological First Aid pocket guideRed Cross
In the Psychological First Aid – Self-Care course, learn the effects of stress, with an emphasis on building and using a personal self-care plan. Learn strategies to prevent, recognize, and cope with stress.
Caregivers Nova Scotia
Caregivers Nova Scotia provides free programs, services, information, and advocacy for family and friend caregivers. We are dedicated to providing recognition and practical assistance to friends and family giving care.
Alateen a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in...
Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles...